Steam PC game keys will work with EA's Origin platform

Gerald Lynch Gaming, Tech Digest news Leave a Comment

The online-PC-game-downloads-platform-war (phew!) takes an interesting turn this morning after some unexpected features have made themselves known on EA's new Origin service. According to PC Gamer, some game activiation keys nabbed through rival service Steam will work with Origin,…

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Album sales up following 7-year slump: internet rescues reluctant music industry

ShinyJess Digital Music, Internet, Tech Digest news 3 Comments

Ever since we learned that nothing in that Alanis Morissette song was actually ironic we've been nervous about using that word – but we're going to take a shot. Because news that digital sales are the reason the music…

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Google's Android Market hits 3 billion app downloads milestone

Gerald Lynch Android, Android apps, Google, Tech Digest news 1 Comment

Three billion apps have now been installed onto Android devices, Google revealed at their company quarterly earnings call this week. The snowballing figures come just a few months after the company announced they had hit the two billion milestone. By…

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Pirate Bay to be given a lifeline through Swedish law loophole?

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Pirate Bay, one of the world's largest and most controversial torrent/file-sharing websites could soon be given an unlikely lifeline through a loophole in Swedish law. The Pirate Party, a political group advocating file-sharing in Pirate Bay's native Sweden, are planning…

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5 things we greedily still want Spotify to add

Gerald Lynch Android apps, Digital Music, Features, iPhone apps, Round ups, Software, Spotify, Tech Digest news 3 Comments

Spotify rolled out a pretty extensive update to it's streaming service this morning. Adding robust social networking features, Spotify now links in with your Facebook account for lightning fast music sharing between your friends, as well as syncing up your…

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Poll shows 1 in 3 Brits believe piracy is "acceptable"

Gerald Lynch Computer Security, Computers, Software, Tech Digest news 1 Comment

Microsoft have today published a report on attitudes towards software piracy. Timed to coincide with the second reading of the Digital Economy Bill, the report reveals that piracy is rampant in both homes and workplaces across the UK. The poll…

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